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Qpopper Insecure File Handling Vulnerabilities

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Checks for insecure file handling vulnerabilities in Qpopper

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Summary :

The remote POP3 server is affected by multiple file handling flaws.

Description :

According to its banner, the remote host is running a version of the
Qpopper POP3 server that suffers from two local, insecure file
handling vulnerabilities. First, it fails to properly drop root
rights when processing certain local files, which could lead to
overwriting or creation of arbitrary files as root. And second, it
fails to set the process umask, potentially permiting creation of
group- or world-writable files.

See also :

http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=90622
http://www.mail-archive.com/qpopper@lists.pensive.org/msg05140.html

Solution :

Upgrade to Qpopper 4.0.6 or later.

Network Security Threat Level:

High / CVSS Base Score : 7
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:NR/C:C/A:C/I:C/B:N)

Networks Security ID: 13714

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2005-2006 Tenable Network Security

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